“Power of Nature” was awarded Travel Photographer of the Year Contest 2017, reported “El Universal”.
On December 13, 2015, the Volcano of Fire in Colima produced a volcanic explosion and plume of erupting ash that was captured by Sergio “Tapiro” Velasco, a photojournalist, documentary and nature photographer native of the southwestern state of Colima.
Tapiro was at the right place and the right time and was able to capture nature’s full power after many nights of vigil and years of documenting the activity of the Volcano of Fire in his native Colima. His picture “Power of Nature” received the World Press Photo award in 2016 and has now been recognized with National Geographic’s Travel Photographer of the Year Contest for 2017.
Tapiro dedicated his award to Mexico and invited its people to pursue their dreams in a post on his Instagram account:
I feel very proud of being Mexican, I feel very proud of being born here in Colima, a small place, but undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on earth.
I dedicate this joy to you. If you have a dream. Go for it and pursue it, be persistent, fight for it. If this small triumph inspires other Mexican people to work hard, go together with all the strength of the heart and with pride, then the effort will be worth something. Bricks help you to step on them and see afar and beyond, but you should always step off and keep walking.
I’m very thrilled. A big hug to you who are reading this just now.
¡Thank you very much for everything!”
Viva México! Hoy comparto con ustedes, mis amigos, colegas y familia esta enorme alegría: ¡Ganamos el concurso National Geographic Traveler Photographer of the Year 2017! Me siento muy orgulloso de ser mexicano, me siento muy orgulloso de haber nacido aquí en Colima, un lugar pequeño pero sin duda uno de los territorios más hermosos del planeta. Te dedico esta alegría a ti… ¿Tienes un sueño? Vamos, persíguelo, sé persistente, lucha por él. Si este pequeño triunfo lograra inspirar a otros mexicanos a trabajar duro, empujar unidos, con el corazón, con orgullo, entonces de algo habrá valido este esfuerzo. Los ladrillos sirven para subirse en ellos y ver a lo lejos, pero siempre hay que bajarse para seguir caminando. Estoy muy emocionado. Te mando un gran abrazo a ti que lees esto. ¡Muchísimas gracias por todo! #vivamexico #orgullomexicano #colima #natgeomx #travel #nationalgeographic
more recommended stories
American actor Nicholas Cage to visit San Miguel de Allende as GIFF’s guest of honor
For the Guanajuato International Film Festival.
Same-sex marriage rejected by the Yucatan Congress… again!
With 15 votes against and 9.
Thousands of acres consumed by fire at the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve
An area of 2,500 hectares (6,000.
Grupo Mexico spills 3,000 liters of sulfuric acid into the Sea of Cortez
A few days ago it was.
Whale skeleton one of the new attractions of the International Malecon de Progreso
The restored skeleton of a grey.
Mexico is slipping toward a recession: WSJ
MEXICO CITY—According to the WSJ, Mexico.
Protest against Trump´s migration policies in Merida
U.S. citizens protest in front of.
Trump´s racist attack against progressive Democratic congresswomen
Washington (CNN) Once again, Donald Trump.
Man dies after being infected with flesh-eating bacteria
A Tennessee man died this week.
After U.N. report on Maduro’s mass murders, region’s leaders can no longer stay silent | Opinion
United Nations High Commissioner on Human.